Software Engineer

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Software Engineer

Would you like to be part of the team developing high integrity airborne software products, using cutting edge tools & processes? We currently have a vacancy for a Software Engineer at our site in Warton.

As a Software Engineer, you will be contributing to the further development of our capabilities in Model Based Systems & Software Engineering. You will be working within a team on safety critical vehicle systems and avionics software for systems such as: Fuel, Environmental Control and Displays.

This role will provide you with the chance to develop your software engineering skills in a fast paced highly skilled team. This could lead to career progression as part of the Software & Safety Technology Group.

Your main responsibilities as a Software Engineer will involve:

Contributing to the delivery of a number of software products across a range of platforms

Interfacing with customers

Supporting the development of estimates and scheduling activities as required

Supporting the engineering leads to resolve specific software related issues

Contributing to the development and improvement of software processes

Supporting high integrity software development

Your skills and qualifications:


Degree qualified or equivalent in an engineering related subject

Knowledge of the full software development lifecycle

Ability to support a number of concurrent activities including both new and legacy products

Ability to identify and develop new software capabilities required by the business

Good communication skills


Software development experience following a controlled / structured lifecycle

Experience of using some of the following languages: SPARK Ada, Ada, C, C++, Assembler, Scripting Languages

Knowledge of or a willingness to learn Model Based Systems & Software Engineering using tools such as SysML, Mathworks, SCADE etc

Experience of integration and target hardware testing would be advantageous, as would an

interest or knowledge in multi / many core processors and COTS operating system

What we're looking for in you:

You will be a strong communicator that is comfortable developing software as part of a team. You will also have a willingness to learn and develop your skills in Model Based Software Engineering, to produce the quality products required in this role.

Location: Warton

Salary: £32,660 +

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world’s leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

BAE Systems Air

BAE Systems Air brings together the company’s international capabilities and expertise to respond to customers' current and future requirements, and compete for international export and collaborative opportunities. In the UK, BAE Systems Air has an unrivalled track record and expertise in the development, delivery and support of military air platforms, components and technologies through Typhoon, F-35 Lightning II, Tornado and Hawk.

BAE Systems Air has the capability to provide customers with information superiority through the delivery of actionable intelligence and information, together with the provision of innovative information systems and services. Training is a key enabler to delivering military capability, and at BAE Systems we bring together our expertise in the analysis, design, build and delivery of training solutions into a powerful combination for our military customers around the world.

Working as an integral part of the team delivering information superiority and effective air power, our aim is to provide our customers with the capabilities and intelligence that really matters.

BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions.These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.